by Samuel Lima
I have a student who has been training with me for the past 2 months with no prior martial arts background to speak of. He shared with me what had happened to him last week. My student went to visit his mother in law at her house. As he entered, he accidentally stepped on the mother in law’s 150 lbs. dog who was lying on the floor next to the kitchen door. The dog jumped up and went for his right thigh. My student instinctively made a figure eight with his right leg and the dog let go. Unfortunately, the dog wasn’t finished. The dog attacked the same leg once again and my student spontaneously threw his knee to the dog’s throat causing the dog to run away whimpering.
This all happened while his 5 year old daughter was at his side. My student assures that he reacted swiftly and effectively only because of the training he had with Systema. Before the incident, he was not certain why we perform the basic movements, breathwork and core exercises in class, but now he is a believer. If he had not taken the classes and learned how to move correctly, the dog would probably have hurt him, as well as his daughter.
For those who doubt how Systema works, my student is a great example that not a person, or animal, or even nature can defeat a man who trains in Systema.
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HOLIDAY SEASON BREATHING CLASSES
- by Vladimir Vasiliev -
Monday, December 15th & Wednesday, December 17th
Systema HQ School Toronto
Vladimir would like to cover great exercise sets to:
develop internal awareness
increase lung capacity
relax mind and body
It will help you relieve the stresses of the festive season and energize for the holidays.
These classes are open and included for all our student members and visitors as part of the program.
No pre-registration is needed, but please come on time.
Get ready to HO-HO-HO-hold your breath, exhale and enjoy!